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Learn to use BCS as the vital data layer for SharePoint solutions Because Business Connectivity Services offers an integration layer capable of connecting SharePoint to External Data, developers should now consider it as the primary pattern for developing applications in SharePoint. If your SharePoint solution needs data storage with capabilities beyond those of a standard list, BCS enables you to craft a solution that offers enterprise search, SharePoint UI and user profile integration, and Microsoft Office integration with off–line support. This book presents the power and capabilities of BCS plus the guidance to use them in custom application development. Professional Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010: Provides an overview of BCS, its relationship to other components of SharePoint, and its role in the business environment Explains integration points for BCS solutions with SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 Shows how to create custom solutions using server–side and client–side object models Covers development and application of connectors in Visual Studio® 2010 Examines security in BCS solutions, including both classic and claims mode considerations for SharePoint 2010 Demonstrates how to create solutions that use enterprise search with External Systems Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real–world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job. wrox.com Programmer Forums Join our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answer programming questions about this book, join discussions on the hottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmers from around the world. Code Downloads Take advantage of free code samples from this book, as well as code samples from hundreds of other books, all ready to use. Read More Find articles, ebooks, sample chapters, and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you.
About the Author
Scot Hillier is an independent consultant and Microsoft MVP who creates solutions for information workers using SharePoint, Office, and related .NET technologies. He is the author of ten books on Microsoft technologies. Brad Stevenson is a senior lead program manager at Microsoft, where his involvement with SharePoint dates to the 2003 release. He has spoken at various conferences on connecting SharePoint to external data.